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WORKING VISIT OF THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH TO MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES
8 – 10 DECEMBER 2019
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah will undertake a Working Visit to Manila, the Philippines from 8 – 10 December 2019. This will be his first Working Visit to the Philippines since assuming the post of Foreign Minister.
During the visit, the Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet his counterpart, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, H.E. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.
The visit will provide opportunities for the Ministers to discuss bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interests and issues that were discussed during YAB Prime Minister’s Official Visit to Manila in March 2019.
The Philippines is Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner among ASEAN countries, and fifteenth largest trading partner in the world. Malaysia’s total trade with the Philippines in 2018 recorded a significant growth of 8.8% amounting to USD6.45 billion from USD5.93 billion in 2017. Exports grew by 8.4% to USD4.17 billion, while imports expanded by 8.7% to USD4.17 billion.
8 December 2019